Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown Lakes is one of the five districts of New Zealand's Otago region.


The Queenstown- Lakes District is located on the South Island of New Zealand in the middle of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Geographically, it is the one of large mountain ranges, such as the Remarkables, and on the other side of the three large lakes, Lake Wakatipu, Lake Wanaka and the Lake Hawea, embossed.


2001, the district had only 17,040 inhabitants, 22,200 in 2004 already, which means a population growth of over 24 %, which ( average 4.7%) is even for New Zealand extraordinary.

The capital and most important city of the district is Queenstown with about 9000 inhabitants, situated directly on the "S "-shaped Lake Wakatipu. Other important towns are near the Wanaka Lake Wanaka, Hawea Lake Hawea on and Arrowtown.


The outstanding and most important industry of the district is tourism. Throughout the area you can go hiking in summer and skiing in winter. The most important in summer and winter sports, the area around Queenstown itself addition Ruapehu on the North Island, this area is the most important winter sports center of New Zealand. Also, here is also a center for extreme sports (especially for bungee jumping).